Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

5251 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, WV


Cullen Williams

March 9, 1935December 31, 2019

Cullen Williams, 84, of Bradley passed away on December 31, 2019 in Beckley, WV. He was born on March 9, 1935 in Pike County, Kentucky to his late parents James A. and Arminda (Williamson) Williams. Cullen is survived by his loving wife of over 50 years, Eleanor Maxine (Barley) Williams; daughter Drema Buckland; grandchildren Christopher Drennen, Mark Drennen, Tyler Shelton, and Laura Shelton; great-granddaughter Haley Drennen; sister Bertha Potter; and brother Bud Williams. A Committal Service will take place at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.blueridgefuneralhome.com. Blue Ridge Funeral Home and Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens have the honor of serving the family.


  • Committal Service Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Cullen Williams

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Patty Preston

January 9, 2020

Uncle Cullen you were very special to us little kiddo years ago . Always bringing us goodie and giving us rides in your new cars. It was an honor for my brother to carry your name so sad he passed before you but our memories will be held so dear to our hearts. Love and Prayer to Aunt Maxine and Dremma. Also love from Dad for his precious brother. Bud Williams

Sandra Dingess

January 7, 2020

So sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. May Gods love bring you comfort in coming days.

Brenda Williams

January 6, 2020

Uncle Cullen, I'm sorry to hear of your passing and recall many memories of you living at Grandpa's and coming home on weekends if you were away working in the coal mines. My most vivid memory is when you were a young man, you went on foot across the mountains to Aunt Amy's to retrieve your sister, Bertha Williams Potter, and my two sisters Shelby Williams Hill and Joyce Williams Brown. This was probably the snow storm on Thanksgiving weekend in 1950, which I have read was a real blizzard. You took coats and boots for them to wear on the cold journey home. It's a miracle that any of you survived. I would say Shelby and Bertha were about 12, and Joyce was maybe 9. Mom had to hammer the icicles off their boots, they suffered a mild frost bite, but miraculous lived to another day. Thank you so very much.
Brenda Williams, Cumming, GA, daughter of your brother Taylor Williams.

david and barbara french

January 5, 2020

Uncle Cullen, you will be sadly missed. we remember all of the memories, especially the picture we have of you standing up on Grandpa's big work horse! Cullen was so tall we always had to look up at him. we are praying for the family. we send our love. Rest in peace.

Linda Williams Gannon

January 4, 2020

We are so sorry for the passing of our uncle brother to my dad. So many memories of our uncle as kids it was a normal for him to bring us double mint gum and candy every weekend on paydays from miners payday when he came home to grandmas and grandpas. Many Christmas we would had nothing if he didn’t buy it to help mom dad. Dad Bud send s his prayers for his baby brothers family he’s very sick to . Dad and Aunt Bertha Potter only two out of twelve left. May you Rest In Peace with all our loved ones give them all hugs from all the Williams families. Love Linda Sue Williams Gannon

Debbie Falk Akers

January 4, 2020

So sorry to hear of Cullen passing...I used to see him every time I went to Butch's to get my car worked on. He was such a pleasure to be around!! Hugs....😘❤🙏

Sandra Dingess

January 4, 2020

So sorry for your loss. May your memories comfort you during this sorrowful time.

William & Roxann Pickett

January 3, 2020

Uncle Cullen you will be sadly missed by everyone who knew you. Enjoyed spending time with you on different family occasions. Sending prayers and love to your loved ones. May God hold you in his arms and give you peace and comfort.

Love & Sympathy to the William's family.
Bill & Roxann Pickett [ one of Laura's twins and his wife]

Liz O'Neill

January 3, 2020

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Williams' passing. I am keeping you, his family, in my prayers. God Bless.